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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Octyl propionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Octyl propanoate
JECFA number 145
CAS number 142-60-9
FEMA number 2813
COE number 407
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 186.3
Chemical formula C11H22O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a waxy odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, propylene glycol; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 225-228°
Assay min % 95.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.419-1.430
Specific gravity 0.8700-0.87044(15°)
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